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Remediation Progress

 The Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC) for the Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) sector was officially launched on 15 May 2017. The RCC focuses on managing the remediation process for garment factories under the Government of Bangladesh’s National Initiative. This initiative is supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom. 


Activities and progress made by the RCC with the technical and financial support of the ILO are listed below. 

RCC office premises established and operational

The RCC office has been established and furnished in the Kawan Bazar area of Dhaka close to the offices of the Department of Inspection for factories and Establishments (DIFE). The premises are currently being used to hold Taskforce and Core Body meetings as well as workshops on remediation for factories and other purposes. 

Sensitization of factory owners

Owners and representatives of all 697 RMG factories under the national initiative have taken part in sessions organised by DIFE to sensitize employers on the process of remediation.

Process, methodology and detailed plans to oversee remediation in National Initiative factories developed for the RCC

A process, methodology and detailed plans guiding how remediation under the National Initiative will be carried out have been developed with inputs from international engineering specialists.

Corrective Action Plans and Detailed Engineering Assessments

All factories under the National Initiative have prepared Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) based on the findings of inspection reports.

Of the 697 national initiative factories undergoing follow-up by DIFE.

Status of CAPs in August 2019 is as follows:

  • 38% of noncompliance items in CAPS relating to structural safety, 39% relating to electrical safety and 34% relating to fire safety (as per factory reports submitted to DIFE) have been remediated.
  • 16 buildings housing 17 factories have been marked as fully remediated.



292 factories have submitted DEAs to DIFE, of which 250 DEAs have been checked by the Task Force which provided recommendations on them.  


Total 4448 visits have been completed by RCC Engineers (as of Aug'19).


Collaboration among regulators established

DIFE has committed to provide 24 of its engineers along with eight inspectors from the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) to follow up on remediation work in 40 pilot factories for a transition period before private engineering firms are engaged to take over the work.

Remediation strategy developed

The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) and DIFE have developed a Remediation Strategy for the RMG sector with the support of ILO. All remediation related activities are taking place based on this strategy.

Taskforce meetings being regularly held

69 Taskforce meetings of the Fire and 39 Taskforce meeting of Electrical and 122 Taskforce meeting of Structural  have been held till August, 2019. These taskforces monitor the progress of Corrective Action Plans and Detailed Engineering Assessments in national initiative factories.

Core Body meetings

Seven meetings of the RCC Core Body have been held to date. These meetings bring together representatives of the regulatory agencies involved in the RCC to coordinate the remediation work in the National Initiative. These agencies include Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE), Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD), the Electrical Advisor and Chief Electrical Inspector, RAJUK and Chittagong Development Authority.

Data Updated as of : 22 September 2019


Shib Nath Roy
Inspector General (Additional Secretary)
Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments
BFDC Commercial Complex, 23-24 Karwan Bazar (2nd & 3rd floor), Dhaka 1215
Phone: +88-02-55013627 
Email: ig@dife.gov.bd

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